Indian American serial entrepreneur among USA Today’s Top 10 Emerging Entrepreneurs of 2023


An Indian American serial entrepreneur is among the list of Top 10 Emerging Entrepreneurs for 2023 announced by USA Today recently. The list honors up-and-coming entrepreneurs making a difference through innovation, leadership, and business success.

Serial entrepreneur Pranav Arora has been named to the prestigious list for 2023. Arora got early exposure to entrepreneurship as he watched his parents build their own companies. As CEO and Board Member of JMTD Holdings, a private equity firm, Arora helps early-stage businesses develop funding strategies and acquire new clients. His experience includes founding and advising multiple startups.

USA Today praised Pranav Arora for his “vision, passion, and leadership skills” that have allowed him to achieve “extraordinary success and impact” at a young age.

Known for his expertise in business, media, and finance, Pranav Arora is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor, and venture capitalist. He began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16, starting a company that quickly became a million-dollar enterprise. As the CEO of JMTD Holdings, a private equity firm, he provides capital and strategic partnerships to industry-leading companies, enhancing their competitiveness and profitability.

JMTD Holdings has invested in over 20 seed and Series A startups across industries like medical, e-commerce, and fintech. In JMTD Arora helps company founders refine their business models, build strategic partnerships, and secure follow-on funding. Several of the startups Arora has advised have gone on to raise successful Series B and C rounds from top-tier venture capital firms.

Pranav is also the Head of the division at Just Funky, a leading manufacturer of licensed and private label merchandise, where he focuses on innovating in licensing, design, manufacturing, and improving B2B and B2C relationships. Under his leadership, Just Funky made it onto Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Entrepreneur360 list as one of the ‘Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America’.

He also founded Stunned Mind, an e-commerce company related to Just Funky, and is involved in other ventures like Deciph-AR and NFT Merch, both augmented reality companies. He also holds partnership positions in ILG Property Investors and PSSR Holdings and has previous experience as a founder and salesperson in other enterprises.

Outside of business, Pranav is a committed philanthropist, supporting various causes, particularly in education and helping needy children. He is the Chairman of The Arora Foundation and Vice President and Chairman of The Just Funky Foundation, both focusing on educational opportunities for underprivileged communities.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized among such an esteemed group of entrepreneurs,” said Arora. “I’m passionate about helping visionary founders achieve their dreams of building impactful businesses. This award is a testament to the hard work of all the entrepreneurs I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with over the years.”


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